Who We Are
We at the Human Aging Project are a community of scholars, health care experts, and stakeholders at Johns Hopkins University dedicated to eliminating age-related functional and cognitive decline and reducing chronic disease burden through the application of biological and engineering solutions for the optimal care of all.
The Gerotech Incubator Program brings together teams of students, trainees, and faculty members from medicine, engineering, nursing and business to collaborate on innovative solutions to improve life for aging people around the world. Learn more about the Gerotech and apply now to join Gerotech Incubator Program.
Addressing Disparities in Genetic Research
Rasika Mathias, Sc.D., is a genetic epidemiologist who is dedicated to ending health disparities by broadening genetics studies to include diverse populations.
Music: The Best Medicine
Neurologist Alexander Pantelyat, M.D., who is also a talented violinist, aims to make music and rhythm an integral part of treating illness. His studies have shown that interventions such as singing can improve mood, speech, and swallowing in patients with Parkinson’s disease.
Oxidant Stress and Aging
Mark Anderson, M.D., director of the Department of Medicine and physician-in-chief of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, has focused his research on the role of the protein CaMKII (Ca2+/calmodulin dependent kinase II) in heart failure and cardiac arrhythmias.